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Book - "The Dressmaker
of Khair Khana"


The Dressmaker
of Khair Khana

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon


The book The Dress Maker of Khair Khana is the story of a real-life Afghan heroine whose business created jobs for women living in Kabul under the Taliban regime. The author met this woman, Kamila Sidiqi, in December 2005.  The heroine started a dressmaking business that eventually employed over 100 women in her neighborhood.

The book can be purchased on at the link below:

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family,
 and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

About the Author

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a best selling author and journalist.  She is also a Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations where she works on women's issues.  She has traveled to Afghanistan as a journalist - and other conflict areas in the world as well.  Her journalistic work has appeared in the Financial Times, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, and other publications.

Reports and News Articles by Gayle Lemmon

March 16, 2012.  "Should the U.S. Speed Up Afghanistan Withdrawal?".  NPR.

March 15, 2012.  United States Must Not Abandon Afghan Women to the Taliban.  Council on Foreign Relations.

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